The definition of a snake is a long reptile that has no limbs or eyelids, or a cold and ruthless person, or a long and skinny wire that can be used to clean out a drain.(noun)
Snake is to move or extend along in a slithering or twisting motion, often to clear drain obstructions.(verb)
When a cable is twisted and pulled through a drain pipe, this is an example of a time when you snake the pipe.
See snake in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE snaca, akin to ON snakr, MLowG snake: for IE base see snail
See snake in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English snaca.
noun pl. Snake or Snakes
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